San Antonio, Texas - February 23, 1999



San Antonio is a spectacular city.  We definitely will return to see more of the sites and try more of the restaurants.  We only stayed for three days so just had enough time to explore the Alamo and the beautiful downtown "Riverwalk".  We are members of Thousand Trails, so we drove 30 miles out of San Antonio to check out their park at Medina Lake.  It is a very nice, large place with hundreds of deer roaming around.  Picture captions below are authored by Mitch, Max, and Ed.

Picture captions will be available by 11:00 a.m. March 1 central time.
 
We ate lunch at a mexican restaurant by the river.  There were lots of birds.  In back of us is the Riverwalk.   It goes [loops] through downtown.
Mitch
Here is a picture of us at the restaurant.  The water from the river comes from a aquifer 180 miles long and 30 miles wide.  An aquifer is an underground lake.   [That's us just above the tour boat]
Mitch
Ok, so why the picture of our waiter, John, you ask?  John was so excited when he heard of our travels that he spent a lot of time talking with us.  He plans on traveling for several months this summer up to the Northwest.  We  look forward to receiving e-mail from him. 
Ed
This is the Riverwalk.  It goes around downtown  in a big circle [along the river]. There are lots of restaurants on the sidewalk.  [This walk and the river are one story lower than the street level.]
Max
Here's Cheryl and Max as we ride one of the tour boats on the river around downtown and up some of the side canals.  San Antonio is unique and very enjoyable.
Ed
 Here's one of the many old bridges that cross the river.  I haven't been to Venice to know what it's like, but I certainly didn't feel like I was in the middle of Texas.
Ed
Here's another unique one. The trunk of this tree is inside of the building.  This area is filled with lots of shade trees.  Many of the trees are hundreds of years old.
Ed
This is the mall. From here you are able to see the boats pass by.
Max

You can also sit along the river and listen to Peruvian flutists perform.
Ed

This is us under a road by the river.  The sidewalk has stores and places to eat.  Upstairs, on the street level, there are more stores. 
Mitch
Here is the Alamo.  We were there on February 23. That is same day Santa Ana's army arrived in 1836. 
Max
This is the Alamo.  We went to a nearby mall and saw the IMAX film, "Alamo".  We were not allowed to take pictures inside the Alamo.  We saw old swords, canons, clothes and the fort.
Mitch
Here Mitch and Max are looking over a series of timeline displays that chronicle the activities from 1500's to the present .  Although static displays are often boring for them they seemed to like this one. 
Ed
Here's another one for all of you in Washington state.  If you are not from Washington and don't know the significance of this picture you will when you visit there.
Ed
Not only are the gas prices low, but a six pack of tall ones cost less too.  (I wonder if I can bill them for this ad?)

 
 
 
 
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